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Version 2.1.50 will probably be the last update to Version 2.1 of Retail Man POS. Version 2.5 is due for release on 12th August. Retail Man includes Accounting and Inventory Control as well as Point of Sale.

Retail Man Version 2.1.50 is available for download. Upgrades are free to customers who have purchased Version 2.1.x of Retail Man. An upgrade to Version 2.1 will need to be bought by customers using Version 2.0 or older, prices start at USD70 for a 1-user system.

Version 2.1.50 of Retail Man POS is a Signed Download, which will make installation easier as there will be less issues with Windows Security and Anti-virus software.

The update includes several fixes that have added in the past 10 weeks.

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The world of accounting and POS software is changing rapidly. There are many packages, some are locally installed, others are Cloud based (Software As A Service). A monthly, quarterly or annual subscription can be the only way of using many packages, especially those that are Cloud based. How should customers decide which solution is best for them?

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Software as a Service (SaaS)
Cloud Based software can work well when there is a reliable Internet connection. There is flexibility of access, so the business and the Book Keeper or Accountant can access the same system. Leading suppliers should provide a reliable, resilient and secure system, but can you be sure that this is the case? Saas will usually be fully supported, so there is less for the customer to support.

Security and privacy may be an issue. Passwords for access to Cloud based software should be changed regularly, with the details stored securely. Passwords should be changed when a person leaves the company. How can you be sure who is accessing your customer and financial data?

Backups are the responsibility of the Saas provider. A regular export of SaaS data to local disk is recommended. The data in the export should be verified to ensure that it is possible to import into Excel or a different accounting package.

At the end of a SaaS subscription the data and reports will disappear unless they are saved in advance! In the UK there is a requirement to keep financial records of companies for at least 7 years.

 

Locally Installed
Ezi Accounting, Retail Man POS and many other software packages are installed on a local computer or server. There is no need for an Internet connection apart from downloading updates and sending invoices or statements by E-Mail.

Security and privacy are the responsibility of the business owner, IT support or book keeper. Windows security is important, with the latest Windows updates applied, an active Firewall and Anti-virus protection with the latest updates.

Regular backups of the data are vital, with the data being stored away from the computer running the POS or Accounting Software. A backup at the end of every business day is recommended. Consider using Cloud based storage for backups.

A reliable connection is needed between POS hardware and the computer running the POS system. For this reason, use of Cloud based systems for POS is not normally practical or desirable. Within a store, use of Wi-fi for networking will be less reliable than cabling between POS stations and the server.

Physical security should also be considered. A server should be located in a locked room or in a locked cabinet.

 

Rent or Buy?
Ezi Solution Systems recently gave customer the choice to rent or buy software. Rental is proving popular, with options for 6 or 12 months. What is the best choice for your business? The difference in cost will depend on the pricing for the package. Please see the comparison below.

  • Ezi Accounting 1-user costs USD179 to buy, USD49 per year
  • Retail Man POS 1-user costs USD299 to buy, USD99 per year
  • Ezi Solution POS 1-user costs USD1499 to buy, USD299 per year

Rental has a low-cost up front and is flexible. The number of POS stations or workstations can increase or reduce as the business changes. The company name can be changed at the end of each rental period. Version upgrades are given at no cost at the start of each rental period. Reports will stop working at the end of the rental period.

Buying a permanent licence key will probably be cheaper in the long term, but this is for one company name. If your business changes name you will need to buy a new licence key. There will be a cost each time you decide to upgrade to the latest version of software.

 

 

Version 2.1.47 of Retail Man POS is released for download. Upgrades are free to customers who have purchased Version 2.1.x of Retail Man. An upgrade to Version 2.1 will need to be bought by customers using Version 2.0 or older, prices start at USD70 for a 1-user system.

 

Version 2.1.47 of Retail Man POS is a Signed Download, which should make installation easier than before as there will be less issues with Windows Security and Anti-virus software. The update includes several updates and fixes that have added in the past 8 weeks.

 

Customers are recommended to backup Retail Man POS before downloading and installing the new software. All POS stations must be shutdown during the upgrade. Only restore from backup if there are major issues!

 

Please see the link below for more information about Retail Man POS with Inventory Control and support for e-Commerce integration. Also for the link for the new download.

 

www.ezisolution.co.uk/retail.htm

 

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Retail Man POS

 

Version 2.1.43 of Retail Man has recently been released for download for new and existing customers. The update is free to customers who have purchased Version 2.1.x. An upgrade to Version 2.1 will need to be purchased by customers using Version 2.0 or older, prices start at USD70 for a 1-user system.

 

Retail Man POS

Version 2.1.43 Retail Man includes several updates and fixes that have added in the past 2 months. Customers are recommended to backup Retail Man before downloading and installing the new software. All POS stations must be shutdown during the upgrade. Only restore from backup if there are major issues!

Please see the link below for more information about Retail Man POS and the link for the new download.

www.ezisolution.co.uk/retail.htm

Version 2.1.32 of Retail Man

Version 2.1.32 of Retail Man has been released. This update is free to all customers who have purchased Version 2.1. An upgrade to Version 2.1 will need to be purchased by customers using Version 2.0 or older.

Customers are recommended to backup Retail Man before downloading and installing Version 2.1.32.

Version 2.1.32 Retail Man includes several updates and fixes that have been included in Ezi Solution POS. Some of the changes are listed below.

  • Modified Stock inquiry Screen
  • Removed Stock Qty total field in Stock History Screen when user has no stock quantity access rights
  • Fixed bug with stock qty  when re-saving consignment-in and re-indexing with the stock reposting flag
  • Fixed bug in Daily cash reconciliation
  • Expanded multi currency digits to 7
  • Modified stock search screen

Please see the link below for more information on Retail Man POS and the link for the new download.

Retail Man POS

 Retail Man POS  

 

Version 2.1.15 of Retail Man

Retail Man Version 2.1.15 was released recently. This is a bug fix for Version 2.1.12.

Customers who have purchased Version 2.1 of Retail Man can upgrade to Version 2.1.15 for no cost. Customers using Version 2.0 or older need to pay to upgrade to Version 2.1.15, prices start at USD70 for a 1-user system.

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Please see the details below of some changes in Version 2.1.15

  • Added stock periodic discount OF and OFF Retail Price to the Global stock maintenance
  • Changed the minus on the pos screen to allow entry of minus qty or amounts instead of minusing the qty by 1 if not on the part number
  • Fixed bug in sending emails with cc field filled.
  • Fixed several Accounting reports to display the month header correctly when using the American Date format
  • Fixed Tax accrual report for detailed and summary, it was not including returns
  • Fixed bug in Pos screen when on Qty field for out of stock items

Ezi Solution Systems are pleased to have received so many responses to our request for customers to complete our first Customer Survey for users of Retail Man POS and Ezi Accounting. There is still time for more responses, so please check your E-Mail to find the invitation to complete the survey!

Please see the summary below of the feedback received to date. Most of the feedback has been very good, which is encouraging. We are looking at ways to improve so that the results will improve  in years ahead.

  • 72% of responses have been users for more than 3 years
  • 85% of responses say the software is Extremely Easy or Very Easy to install
  • 79% of responses say that the software is Extremely User-friendly or Very User-friendly
  • 88% of responses say that the software is Excellent or Above Average value for money
  • 52% of responses say that the Support is Extremely Helpful or Very Helpful
  • We received a lot of useful suggestions on improvements. We are evaluating them to see which can be implemented soon.
  • The Net Promoter Score is 34, showing that customers are likely to recommend the software to a friend or colleague

 

All the best for 2016.

All the best for 2016.

Wishing our customers, resellers and staff a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2016.

Ezi Solution Systems will continue to enhance and support Ezi Accounting and Retail Man to build on the progress and success of recent years. We are attracting new customers every week and keeping most of our existing customers, a process that we wish to build on. Many customers have upgraded to Version 2.1 and added more workstations and POS stations. Please help to spread the word about our software.

We have a new product which we hope to launch in the next few months. Ezi Solution POS will be for stores with high volumes of transactions and/or larger number of POS stations which are not dependent on the availability of the server. More information is to follow.

 

Retail Man Version 2.1.12

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Version 2.1.12 of Retail Man

Retail Man Version 2.1.12 was released recently. This is a bug fix for Version 2.1.11.

Customers who have purchased Version 2.1 of Retail Man can upgrade to Version 2.1.12 for no cost. Customers using Version 2.0 or older need to pay to upgrade to Version 2.1.11, prices start at USD70 for a 1-user system.

The September 2015 Newsletter can be seen on the link below. The newsletter has been sent to all customers that have registered on EziSales.com and @ccounting.com, and opted to receive the newsletter. We hope that this of interest,

Newsletter for Sep 2015

  • Version 2.1
  • Support for web stores
  • Backups and UPS
  • Windows 10
  • Gold Support
  • EziSales.com and @ccounting.com

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